Draw Your BIG Idea! The Ultimate Creativity Tool for turning thoughts into Action and Dreams into Reality!
In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodling increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression.
Heather Willems has shown companies —from Google to Pepsi to NASA— to visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master.
Heather will show you:
- How to use drawings in brainstorming strategies to help refine and execute new ideas.
- Drawing exercises that anyone can do that will foster a creative discussion
- Examples of drawings that lead to big ideas!
Presenter: Heather Willems
Heather Willems is a business strategy consultant, graphic facilitator and bestselling co-author of Draw Your Big Idea. Combining her love of fine art and business strategy, she helps top executives operate more efficiently through creativity. She visualizes the biggest ideas of some of the world’s most influential companies by creating long-lasting records of ideas in an engaging, memorable way.
After 15 years of witnessing breakthroughs with clients, she wants to help more people achieve their goals. As Co-founder of ImageThink, she visualized big ideas for the world’s most influential thought leaders and companies including Disney, AOL, FedEx, Google, Lego, and NASA . Her work has been featured on The Today Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Forbes, Mashable and the Wall Street Journal.
Whether she’s leading one-on-one executive training or speaking about visual thinking, she has a passion for making connections. She’s spoken at and collaborated with The Atlantic, SXSW, New York Times Small Business Summit, Columbia University, Texas Conference for Women, Comic-con, PTTOW! and many more.
An advocate for entrepreneurial artists, Heather lives and works in New York. As an adoptive family, her husband, daughter and lovable pit-mix-pup love hiking, biking and exploring their neighborhood in Brooklyn.